Barbara Gilbert is the owner and lead designer at Barbara Gilbert Interiors, an award-winning, luxury interior design firm in Dallas, Texas. Barbara translates her expertise in color theory, principles of design, and environmentally friendly renovation into beautiful, functional interiors.
One of Barbara’s primary goals is streamlining the design and collaboration journey for busy professionals. From concept to completion, Barbara and her team endeavor to make the experience enjoyable and stress free. After an initial meeting to discuss wants, needs, and lifestyle, Barbara’s unique back office processes allows clients to approve design elements, see budget reports, and approve spending online.
Barbara is known for her dedication to excellence, even to the smallest details. Her passion, talent, and professionalism are evidenced in her many design awards, including 15 ASID awards, 4 IDS Designer of the Year awards, six consecutive years as Best of Houzz for Design and Customer Service and an HGTV Pro Network Designer.
A life-long passionate learner, Barbara is a Certified Dewey Color Specialist, and a Regreen Certified interior designer. She serves on the National Board of the Interior Design Society, is the former President of the Interior Design Society, Dallas chapter, served as a presenter for the 2011 Dallas Home and Garden Show, and as a judge for 2011 Habitat for Humanity Design Duels. She is a founder and managing partner of Dallas DesignWorks, a design co-op she created to ensure her clients have access to the most exclusive, custom furniture lines.
Gorgeous Contemporary master bedroom retreat done in soft purples and grays with metallic accents. The bold geometric wallpaper adds a real wow factor. Photo by: Holger Obenaus
Beautiful bright and fresh kitchen remodel with a contemporary grey and white color palette. Gorgeous accent marble tile behind the cooktop and stunning Silestone platinum steel grey quartz countertops. Warm grey perimeter cabinets offset by a bright white island provides a soft and elegant contrast.
Wood accents warm up this contemporary bathroom. Neutral tile creates a soothing backdrop for lavender accents.
2014 ASID Legacy of Design First Place award and HBA ARC Award for kitchens. An airy and light feeling inhabits this kitchen from the white walls to the white cabinets to the bamboo countertop and to the contemporary glass pendant lighting. Glass subway tile serves as the backsplash with an accent of organic leaf shaped glass tile over the cooktop. The island is a two part system , the stem of the T can be moved into another room and a table and chairs can take it's place.
The swivel glider chairs in greige, chartreuse and turquoise polka dots, are comfortable and functional as they can swivel to allow one to join the conversation in the adjoining kitchen and breakfast room. They also add much needed color to that side of the room. Colorful pillows, art work and area rug, create interest and pull the colorful palette together